Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures
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Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures



Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures Fundamentals and Examples by Alfredo Boracchini | PDF Free Download.

Author of Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures

Alfredo Boracchini is a Professional Engineer in Italy, Canada, and some states of the United States. His professional experience is mainly in steel structures that he has designed and calculated for many applications and in various parts of the world.

He is an active member of some international steel associations and the owner of an engineering firm with offices in Europe, Asia, and America.

This allowed him to collect extensive international experience in the field of steel connection design that he shares in this manuscript with other engineers interested in this field.

Design and Analysis of Connections Contents


  • Fundamental Concepts of Joints in the Design of Steel Structures
  • Fundamental Concepts of the Behavior of Steel Connections
  • The Limit States for Connection Component
  • Connection Types: Analysis and Calculation Examples
  • Choosing the Type of Connection
  • Practical Notes on Fabrication
  • Connection Examples 

Preface to Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures


Structural Steel Connection Design is an engineering manual directed toward the engineering audience. The first section provides an introduction to key concepts, then progresses to provide a more in-depth description of the design of structural steel connections.

A correct approach to connection design is fundamental in order to have a safe and economically sound building.

Therefore, this book will attempt to explain how to set up connections within the main calculation model, choose the types of connections, check them (limit states to be considered), and utilize everything in practice.

The focal point of the book is not to closely follow and explain one specific standard; rather the aim is to treat connections generally speaking and to understand the main concepts and how to apply them.

This means that, even though Eurocode (EC) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) are the most referenced standards, other international norms will be mentioned and discussed.

This helps to understand that connection design is not an exact science and that numerous approaches can be viable.

Type by type, connection by connection, detailed examples will be provided to help perform a full analysis for each limit state. An excellent software tool (SCS – Steel Connection Studio) will be illustrated and used as an aid to assist in the comprehension of connection design.

The software can be downloaded for free at www.steelconnectionstudio.com or at www.scs.pe and can be installed as a demo (trial) version (limitations about printing, saving, member sizes, and reporting), see “Software Downloads and its Limitations” (page xxiv).

A professional full version can also be purchased online but the demo version is enough to reproduce the examples in the book.

The book will also try to deliver some practical suggestions for the professional engineer: how to talk about bracings to the architect, how to interact with fabricators showing an understanding of erection and fabrication, and much more.

Many countries have a deeper engineering culture about concrete structures than steel structures.

This manual, therefore, aims to illustrate to engineers that do not design steel structures daily, some concepts that will facilitate and make their design of connections for steel structures more efficient. This will be done using a practical, rather than a theoretical, approach.

The design of steel structures can become tricky when it is about stability (buckling) and joints: this second fundamental aspect of steel constructions, which is crucial for economic performance, will be examined in detail.

The text, figures, charts, formulas, and examples have been prepared and reported with maximum care in order to help the engineer better understand and set up his or her own calculations for structural steel connections.

However, it is possible that the book contains errors and omissions, and therefore readers are encouraged to have standards at hand as their primary reference.

No responsibility is accepted and taken for the application of concepts explained in the manual: the engineer must prepare and perform any analysis and design under his or her complete competence, responsibility, and liability.

For a list of errors and omissions found in the book and their corrections, please check www.steeldesign.info. Finally, please use www.steeldesign.info to send comments, suggestions, criticisms, and opinions. The author thanks you in advance.

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